Fakhar Zaman Becomes Leading Run-Scorer In T20I In 2018

Whenever you are reminded of the name Fakhar Zaman, only one thing comes to mind and that is his innings against India in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. However, Fakhar is making huge strides in shortest format of the game as well.

Following his 73 against Australia today, Fakhar Zaman has now become the leading run-scorer in the T20I format for the year 2018.

The left-handed batsman has surpassed India’s Shikhar Dhawan, who currently sits in 2nd place with 419 runs as opposed to Fakhar’s 425.


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Out of the top 10 run-scorers in 2018, three belong to Pakistan which include Fakhar Zaman (1st position), Sarfraz Ahmed (8th position) and Babar Azam (10th position).

The complete list is as following:

Player Matches Innings Not-Outs Runs Highest Score Average
Fakhar Zaman 12 12 0 425 73 35.41
S. Dhawan 10 10 0 419 90 41.90
MJ Guptill 10 10 0 410 105 41.00
AJ Finch 7 6 4 398 172 199.00
C Munro 9 9 1 396 104 49.50
Mushfiqur Rahim 10 10 3 359 72* 51.28
RG Sharma 11 11 0 334 97 30.36
Sarfraz Ahmed 12 10 2 292 89* 36.50
MK Pandey 10 9 6 276 79* 92.00
Babar Azam 6 6 2 274 97* 68.50

Fakhar Zaman has established himself as a proper opener for Pakistan since the start of the year. He maintains a strike-rate of 148.60 which indicates that he gets good amount of runs at a very quick pace to allow Pakistan a solid start.

In his 12 matches, Fakhar has made 3 half-centuries and picked up 3 man of the match awards as well. He has hit 48 boundaries and 15 maximums in those matches.

Sports Analyst & Head of Sports Desk.


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